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The Lochs

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Drove to Amarillo and back today, crossing the Canadian River each way. Whenever I do this, I picture Edward and Marianne as they cross the great lochs. I honestly don’t know how “engineeringly” possible this concept is. A few miles up the river from where I crossed, is Lake Meredith, which was created by damming… Read more »

Musing on Time Travel

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I have to tell you: I don’t believe in time travel. I’ve read the articles about how a super-sonic jet traveling from New York to L.A. actually travels backwards in time something like 2 seconds. And I read the book “Elegant Universe” (by Brian Greene) and almost understood the part where the front end of… Read more »

Whoo-hoo!

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It’s official: I have now sold more copies of my books in the month of February 2010 than in any other single month! 31 Kindle copies and 2 paperbacks, in case you’re wondering. This is appropriate as I always look forward to February as it’s when pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. As a… Read more »

Released!!

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The complete text of “All the Time in Our World” is now available to everyone through Amazon Kindle! All four parts have been uploaded and are for sale (though it may be a day or so before part 4 shows up on the web site). The entire novel will be available as a single Kindle… Read more »

Psalm 88 and Garison Fitch

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“Most writers don’t make a living at writing.” I’ve heard that many times. It’s meant to be discouraging and, yes, it is. As a young writer, one sees the writers who are obviously making a living at it and it’s natural to think to oneself, “I want to do that.” The reality is that the… Read more »

What was George doing in the road?

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People who have read “First Time – The Legend of Garison Fitch” have often asked me, “What was George doing in that street anyway? He’s eleven, for crying out loud!” The crazy thing is: I have an answer. The problem is: there was never a good place to put it in the book. Every time… Read more »

Seeing the Written

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There is a moment in “All the Time in Our World” where Marianne and Edward have gotten into a newlywed’s battle over something that started very small. As anyone who is married–or has been married–those little things can become big things until, eventually, they explode. In the fortunate instances, the warring parties look back and… Read more »

Script Sampler

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Fiddling with turning “First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch – Book 1″ into a screenplay … First Time by Samuel Ben White script sample Act I Scene 1 [Setting: home laboratory. Heather is standing off to the side, looking excitedly anxious.] [A blinding flash of light. The time machine appears, with Garison standing on… Read more »

Check, Mate!

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I got a check in the mail last Tuesday because between August 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010 I sold 12 paperback copies of my novels. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but considering I still don’t know who is buying them, and the total of my marketing “effort” has been word-of-mouth and this… Read more »

Garison Readers

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I still don”t know who”s reading about Garison Fitch.  I can check my account at Amazon and see that—this month—I have sold several copies of my books about Garison (and even a couple copies of the books about his grandson ["All the Time in Our World"]) but other than the one friend on Facebook who… Read more »